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NAJC Delivers Report to BC Government

Japanese Canadians Deliver BC Government Essential Actions for Rebuilding Community following Historic Wrongs of Internment A delegation from the National Association of Japanese Canadians...

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NAJC President’s Message – November 2019

I remember a grainy black and white photo of my uncle Buck in uniform in front of the cenotaph in Stanley Park with another...

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How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution

The Toronto NAJC presents: How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution How Japanese Canadians Shaped the Constitution Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30-8:30pm Alumni Hall 400,...

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NAJC President’s Message – October 2019

COPANI XX was an opportunity to connect with Nikkei from other countries, learn about each other’s histories and current work, and also hear many...

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Japanese Canadians Respond to Maxime Bernier – September 26, 2019

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is deeply disturbed by the recent video posted by the People’s Party of Canada Facebook page on...

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NAJC statement re: offensive photos of Prime Minister

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) has become aware of offensive media that have recently surfaced of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. While these...

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NAJC President’s Message – September 2019

by Lorene Oikawa September always holds strong memories for me including starting a new school year, meeting old and new friends, and new learning....

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Remembering Gordon Kadota

by NAJC President Lorene Oikawa The NAJC received some very sad news from the Kadota family. Gordon Kadota, a former NAJC president, passed away...

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NAJC President’s Message – August 2019

by Lorene Oikawa We had a flurry of media interest in the BC Redress process. For the most up-to-date information about the community consultation...

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NAJC President’s Message – July 2019

by Lorene Oikawa I hope you have plans to enjoy the many events and festivals happening this summer and also include a bit of...

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NAJC BC Redress Consultation Update

NAJC Announces the Scheduling of Online and In-Person Consultations on BC Redress The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) consultations on BC Redress, funded...

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District of Tofino Apologizes for 1947 Discriminatory Motion

REPORT ON THE APOLOGY ISSUED BY THE DISTRICT OF TOFINO Report submitted by Keiko Miki, NAJC Vice President and Chair of NAJC Human Rights...

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NAJC President’s Message – June 2019

by Lorene Oikawa I am writing this message in Winnipeg where many events are taking place to mark the centenary of the 1919 Winnipeg...

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BC Redress

Over 60 years of racist legislation and discrimination in British Columbia (BC) culminated in the province’s critical role in the forced removal, internment, confiscation...

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NAJC SUPPORTS UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA FIELD SCHOOL

OUR GOAL FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION The NAJC has a mandate to publicly educate learners – of all ages – about our history which includes...

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NAJC Response to the Sri Lankan Bombings

Once again the world is shaken by the news of another series of bombings, this time in Sri Lanka. Our hearts and minds are...

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Introducing our 2019 JCYL National Ambassadors!

The NAJC Young Leaders Committee is excited to announce our Japanese Canadian Young Leaders National Ambassadors who will be attending COPANI XX in San Francisco...

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COPANI XX – Last Chance for Early Bird Registration

COPANI XX in San Francisco LAST CHANCE FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION 20th Biennial Pan American Nikkei Convention SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 This is your last...

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NAJC President’s Message – April 2019

 By Lorene Oikawa  I was at the March 21st International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination event in Vancouver. It was very appropriate...

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NAJC Response to Attacks on the New Zealand Mosques

The NAJC is shocked and saddened to learn about the recent terror attacks at the two mosques located in New Zealand. We express our deepest...

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Vancouver Asahi Heritage Minute

Ahead of the release, later this year, of Canada Post’s stamp to honour the Vancouver Asahi, Historica Canada is today releasing their latest Heritage...

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NAJC President’s Message – March 2019

by Lorene Oikawa If you didn’t see last month’s launch of the Heritage Minute about the Vancouver Asahi baseball team, you can still see...

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COPANI 2019 – San Francisco

THE FUTURE IS HERE! The Most Important Nikkei Conference in the Americas September 20-22, 2019, San Francisco, USA copani.org The Conventions of the Association...

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NAJC President’s Message – February 2019

by Lorene Oikawa By the time you read this, we will know if Wiarton Willie (Wiarton, Ontario), Shubenacadie Sam (Nova Scotia) or Fred la...

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